Here’s how kids build character strength and life skills through quality media

By choosing movies, games and books geared toward your kid’s age and developmental stage, you can better support character lessons.

These Black history movies tackle racism and launch insightful conversations

Films can help underline key messages like the importance of diversity and acceptance.

5 ways parents of preschoolers can raise body-positive kids

How to help your kid be happy and secure in a media-heavy, appearance-obsessed culture. 

The definitive answers to screen-time questions for babies and toddlers

At this age, you want to make media a shared experience and an opportunity for learning.

New healthy media habits for little kids

Now that screen-time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules. 

Tweens, teens and phones: Check out Common Sense Media’s 2019 research

What are kids really doing online for so many hours a day?

5 steps to take before handing down your smartphone

Preparing a used device for its new young owner is a little tricky. This advice will help.

Common Sense Media: 5 bilingual TV shows for preschoolers 

If you want your kids to speak both English and Spanish, these TV shows can support your efforts.

Where can kids find reliable sources for school reports?

The point of doing school reports is to learn how to find information, determine their significance and credibility, and summarize the information accurately.

Common Sense Media explains: What are deepfakes?

Deepfakes are being used as entertainment, as satire, or as political and propaganda weapons. 

Warning: It’s ridiculously easy for kids to cheat using these apps and sites

It’s important for parents to be aware of these tools so you can help kids to learn how to use them without sacrificing learning.

How to talk about sexting with your kids

At least one in four teens receive sexually explicit texts and emails, and at least one in seven teens send sexts.

7 practical tips, tricks and tools to get kids ready for kindergarten

Fun apps and games can offer an extra boost — and kids won’t even realize they’re learning.

How to use TV and movies to teach your kids media literacy

When kids relate to the content in movies and TV shows, they’re more engaged and can learn critical-thinking skills by discussing them.

Real-world reasons parents should care about kids and online privacy

The internet is so woven into our lives, we need to be aware of the worst-case scenarios that can strike when we’re unprepared.

15 online ‘camps’ fill kids’ summer with learning adventures

If managing your kids’ summer schedules is running you ragged, you may want to consider the online option.

Summer TV you can feel good about — with activities! 

Watching TV doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Combine favorite shows with cool activities to get kids moving and thinking.

Don’t miss this 2019 summer movie guide for kids

Kids and parents have been waiting for these summer blockbusters for what feels like forever, and it looks like they’ll be worth the wait.

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10 risky apps parents should watch out for in 2019

it’s nearly impossible to keep up with every hot new app on your kid’s phone, which makes knowing the risky features a solid first step.

13 viral YouTube challenges your kids know about – and what you can do

Kids are watching challenges on YouTube for entertainment, but some inspire kids to try them out themselves. Here’s what parents can do.

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